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Design Insider: Living like Marie Antoinette

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Marie Antoinette, while rather unpopular during her own time, has come to symbolize youth, beauty and a life of luxury and decadence.  It’s no wonder that our society is so obsessed with her–she’s the original celebutante! We idolize Marie for the same reason that we obsess over Paris and Kim–they live a life of style, fashion and opulence–one that we (or most of us anyway) can only dream about. Instead we must content ourselves by reading about the extravagant and privileged lives of others in Vogue or on blogs like TheCoveteur.  It must be said, no one lived a more privileged life than Marie Antoinette! I mean c’mon… homegirl LIVED in Versailles.  While it is unlikely that they’ll let me move into the royal suite anytime soon, I am thinking about channeling my inner Dauphine with some Marie Antoinette inspired home accessories:

1. I think ostentatious ceiling ornamentation was a requirement in each and every room throughout Versailles.  I myself am not partial to cut crystal–but a hot pink chandelier? That I can get behind.

2.  A trademark feature of Versailles was heavy ornamentation, so why not try fancifying your room with some damask wall decals? You know what they say… “If it’s not baroque, don’t fix it!” HA!

3.  No palace is complete without a few good greco-roman busts. This Aphrodite USB hub brings a touch of luxury to your home, while charging your iphone at the same time!

4. I would be remiss if I didn’t throw SOMETHING cake related into this post! But in all seriousness, these individual cupcake stands are absolutely adorable.

5. Create your own Hall of Mirrors with an ornate gold mirror with an antique feel.

Last but not least, I’m obsessed with this “Let Them Eat a Cupcake” Print on Etsy. This tongue-in-cheek piece is printed on an old french dictionary page! So perfect for any modern-day Marie.

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One Response to “Design Insider: Living like Marie Antoinette”

  1. Ash S Ash S says:

    That hot pink Chandelier is a must!! So hot!


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